Our Lord Is Risen from the Dead

Our Lord is risen from the dead;
Our Jesus is gone up on high!
The powers of hell are captive led,
Dragged to the portals of the sky.

There His triumphal chariot waits,
And angels chant the solemn lay:
Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates;
Ye everlasting doors, give way;

Loose all your bars of massy light,
And wide unfold th’ ethereal scene:
He claims these mansions as His right—
Receive the King of glory in.

Who is the King of glory? Who?
The Lord that all our foes o’ercame,
The world, sin, death, and hell o’erthrew;
And Jesus is the conqueror’s name.

Lo! His triumphal chariot waits,
And angels chant the solemn lay:
Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates;
Ye everlasting doors, give way.

Who is the King of glory? Who?
The Lord, of glorious power possessed;
The King of saints and angels too,
God over all forever blessed.

Charles Wesley

Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #121.

Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be you lifted up, you everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 
Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates; even lift them up, you everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.

Psalm 24:7-10

Note: The hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I make up a title or simply use the first line.

Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2021


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